Last year I started using the mantra - Every Crime Matters.
It wasn't just a slogan or a gimmick, behind it was a real mission to champion the public's desire and right to get the best possible service from the police.
After a decade of cuts, its nice today to have my budget of hope given the green light by councillors from all the main parties and some independents as well.
My plan will see £1m put towards improving how the police and the public talk to each other and its great it won unanimous backing of Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Panel.
‘It’s not every day you arrest a Bishop’. Those were words as a young detective constable in Gloucester that I remember Detective Inspector Wayne Murdoch saying back in 1993.
He was of course referring to the arrest of Bishop Peter Ball who was the subject of the BBC 2 documentary ‘Exposed, The Church’s Darkest Secret’ which was aired last week.
What did you make of the confessions of those hoping to become our next Prime Minister? Before anyone accuses me of going ‘all political’, I view their admissions purely in the context of almost 40 years in policing; and I have to say I was saddened that in...